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Summer Playlist Book Recs
 
We have the perfect book to vibe with your favourite summer tunes. Listen to a summer anthem and find a book pairing from our Summer Playlist to get some inspiration for your TBR.
1. Silk Chiffon by MUNA ft. Phoebe Bridgers
Got your mini skirt and rollerblades on? Fall in love with this fun, swoony, sapphic YA romance written by real-life wives, Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick.
She Gets the Girl

She’s All That meets What If It’s Us in this swoon-worthy hate-to-love YA romantic comedy from #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott and debut writer Alyson Derrick.

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2. Cold Heart - PNAU Remix by Dua Lipa & Elton John
He's definitely not the man they think he is at home. You'll love this darkly witty and touching novel from Ryan O'Connell, star of Queer as Folk and Special, about a gay TV writer with cerebral palsy as he fights addiction and searches for acceptance in an overwhelmingly ableist world. 
Just by Looking at Him

A Novel

Elliott appears to be living the dream as a successful TV writer with a doting boyfriend. But behind his Instagram filter of a life, he’s grappling with an intensifying alcohol addiction, he can’t seem to stop cheating on his boyfriend with various sex workers, and his cerebral palsy is making him feel like gay Shrek.

After falling down a rabbit hole of sex, drinking, and Hollywood backstabbing, Elliott decides to limp his way towards redemption. But facing your demons is easier said than done.

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3. Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift
Killer soundtrack? Love triangles? Everything changes for Belly one wonderful and terrible summer. Dive into the bestselling series by Jenny Han, and then watch the first season of the show now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
The Summer I Turned Pretty

Now a streaming series!

Belly has an unforgettable summer in this stunning start to the Summer I Turned Pretty series from the New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han.

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4. Break My Soul by Beyoncé
Let Beyoncé and Akwaeke Emezi inspire you to find your own path this summer. This steamy, whirlwind summer romance deals with grief, love, healing, and new possibilities.
You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty

A Novel

New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and “one of our greatest living writers” (Shondaland) reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.

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5. for the girls by Hayley Kiyoko
Nothing like a little girl power, an exclusive women’s networking group, and maybe a little criminal cover up? Join Nicole in Panthera Leo and meet her Pride—a CEO, an actress, a finance whiz, and a congresswoman in this delicious thriller.
Please Join Us

A “propulsive thriller about secret organizations, hidden agendas, and the lengths one woman will go to reclaim her life” (Laura Dave, author of Reese’s Book Club Pick The Last Thing He Told Me) from internationally bestselling author Catherine McKenzie.

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6. Levitating by Dua Lipa
Afro-futurism with witches? Check. Searching for your first love (so you can kill them)? Double check. Fly high with this intoxicating paranormal fantasy by Canadian author, Liselle Sambury, and pick up the sequel, Blood Like Fate, this August.
Blood Like Magic

A rich, dark urban fantasy debut following a teen witch who is given a horrifying task: sacrificing her first love to save her family’s magic. The problem is, she’s never been in love—she’ll have to find the perfect guy before she can kill him.

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7. First Class by Jack Harlow
This new thriller from the “Agatha Christie of our generation” (David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author) is best read with a glass of champagne in hand (and lights on). Ten years after her friend’s murder, Hannah Jones discovers the killer has died in prison— until new evidence proves his innocence.
The It Girl

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “claustrophobic spine-tingler” (PeopleOne by One returns with an unputdownable mystery following a woman on the search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.

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8. Through This Night by Wolf Saga
The biggest challenge for any horror novel character? Making it through the night. Start The Indian Lake Triology, an homage to slasher genre, in My Heart is a Chainsaw—winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel. Plus, don't miss the sequel, Don't Fear the Reaper, coming in February 2023.
My Heart Is a Chainsaw

In her quickly gentrifying rural lake town Jade sees recent events only her encyclopedic knowledge of horror films could have prepared her for in this latest chilling novel that “will give you nightmares. The good kind, of course” (BuzzFeed) from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones.

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9. HEARTFIRST by Kelsea Ballerini
A little bit country, and a whole lot of second chance at love. Lily Wilder leads fake treasure hunts for tourists to pay the bills, but when a trip with her ex-boyfriend goes horribly and hilariously wrong, they'll have to risk their lives and hearts on this adventure of a lifetime.
Something Wilder

The “reigning romance queens” (PopSugar) and New York Times bestselling authors of The Soulmate Equation and The Unhoneymooners present a charming and laugh-out-loud funny novel filled with adventure, treasure, and, of course, love.

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10. About Damn Time by Lizzo
Tracy Flick is back and as determined as ever. Return to one of Tom Perotta's most iconic characters as she reckons with her past and fights for what she deserves.
Tracy Flick Can't Win

A Novel

From New York Times bestselling author Tom Perrotta, a pitch-perfect new satirical novel about ambition, coming-of-age in adulthood, and never really leaving high school politics behind—featuring his most iconic character of all time.

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11. Running Up That Hill by Kate Bush
It took Kate Bush a few decades to hit the top of the charts, and it took Alice Elliott Dark twenty years to write her latest novel. This beautifully woven and multilayered story of female friendship reads like an instant classic.
Fellowship Point

A Novel

The masterful story of a lifelong friendship between two very different women with shared histories and buried secrets, tested in the twilight of their lives, set across the arc of the 20th century.

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12. As It Was by Harry Styles
Ever been stuck in a time loop with your arch-nemesis? "You know it's not the same as it was" is an understatement when it comes to this Groundhog Day style YA romance from Rachel Lynn Solomon.
See You Yesterday

A New York Times bestseller!

From the author of Today Tonight Tomorrow comes a magical romance in the vein of Groundhog Day about a girl forced to relive her disastrous first day of college—only to discover that her nemesis is stuck in the time loop with her.

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13. Ghost by Justin Bieber
Did someone say ghosts? When a journalist arrives to investigate the vanishing trail at Cutter's Pass, inn owner, Abby Lovett, soon discovers how little she knows about her coworkers, neighbors, and even those closest to her in Megan Miranda's riveting new thriller.
The Last to Vanish

A Novel

New York Times bestselling author Megan Miranda returns with a gripping and propulsive thriller that opens with the disappearance of a journalist who is investigating a string of vanishings in the resort town of Cutter’s Pass—will its dark secrets finally be revealed?

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14. Shivers by Ed Sheeran
A queer sunshine/grumpy pairing gives us all the shivers. Perfectionist pastry expert Simone Larkspur is forced to work with her obnoxiously cheery non-binary kitchen manager in this fresh romance readers will devour.
Chef's Kiss

A Novel

“Like a dish of comfort food you’ll want to devour.” —The Washington Post

A high-strung pastry chef’s professional goals are interrupted by an unexpected career transition and the introduction of her wildly attractive nonbinary kitchen manager in this deliciously fresh and witty queer rom-com.

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15. Heat Waves by Glass Animals
Love can be complicated. Prince Jones, host of a popular radio show, dishes out advice to the brokenhearted. But when he meets Dani, too busy and determined to ace her senior year to be derailed, he has just three dates to convince her that he’s worth falling for in this absorbing YA romance.
Love Radio

Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this witty and romantic teen novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio segment who believes he can get a girl who hates all things romance to fall in love with him in only three dates.

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16. Dream Girl Evil by Florence + The Machine
Watch out for the babysitter. Sarah Goldman is relieved to move across the country with her family. But when Sarah finds hidden cameras in her new home, she has to wonder: Has her past caught up to her, and worse yet, who’s watching her now?
Watch Out for Her

A Novel

A tense psychological thriller about a mother who must keep watch at all times if she wants to keep her family safe—from USA TODAY and #1 national bestselling author Samantha M. Bailey.

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17. Dream My Life Away by Tash Sultana ft. Josh Cashman
What would you do if you woke up from a dream with memories of a partner that you've never met? Cass Walker survives her car accident and wakes with vivid memories of a man named Devin—who isn't real. Except he is, and she bumps into him at a flower shop one year later.
Dream On

In this fresh romantic comedy from the author of Shipped, heralded as an “absolutely sparkling debut” by Entertainment Weekly, a woman wakes up from a car accident with memories of a boyfriend she’s never met...only to run into him a year later. Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Rebecca Serle.

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18. the last great american dynasty by Taylor Swift
New money, old Hollywood. Reclusive movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell her story. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her and why now? This international bestseller and TikTok sensation is impossible to put down.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A Novel

“If you’re looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read.” —Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six—an entrancing and “wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet” (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

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19. she's all i wanna be by Tate McRae
POV: Your ex-husband is murdered in France by his gangster associates, but his current wife is convinced you're the one who did it. Lisa Jewell's latest twisty, suspenseful thriller follows Rachel Rimmer, who is determined to find the truth about her husband's murder and the last person to see him alive—his ex-wife, Lucy.
The Family Remains

A Novel

A woman stops at nothing to find her husband’s murderer in this psychological thriller about twisted marriages, fractured families, and deadly obsessions—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the “brilliantly chilling” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) The Family Upstairs.

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20. Jalebi Baby by Tesher
Pair this irresistible beat from Canadian-Indian singer and producer with this rom-com by Canadian author, Sonya Singh. Manny Dogra learns to connect with her culture and her heart in this delightful debut.
Sari, Not Sari

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

This delightful debut rom-com follows the adventures of a woman trying to connect with her South Asian roots and introduces readers to a memorable cast of characters in a veritable feast of food, family traditions, and fun.

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